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Quiz: Psoriasis Facts and Figures
Quiz: Psoriasis Facts and Figures
Question 1 of 9 Correct

Psoriasis affects approximately what percentage of the population?

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The correct answer is: Psoriasis is not uncommon. It’s estimated that psoriasis affects between 2 and 3 percent of the population. In the U.S., roughly 8 million people have psoriasis.

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At what age do the majority of patients experience their first psoriasis symptoms?

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The correct answer is: Most psoriasis patients experience their first symptoms between the ages of 15 and 25, but psoriasis affects people of all ages. Up to one-third of patients experience their first symptoms during childhood.

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Which of the following is the most common type of psoriasis?

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The correct answer is: Between 80 and 90 percent of psoriasis cases are plaque psoriasis. This type manifests as thickened patches of skin called plaques. Plaques are red, scaled, and silvery in appearance.

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What percentage of psoriasis patients develop psoriatic arthritis?

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The correct answer is: Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritis that affects 10 to 30 percent of people with psoriasis. It is caused by the same abnormal immune system activity that causes psoriasis skin symptoms. Symptoms of psoriatic arthritis include joint pain, stiffness, and swelling. It can cause permanent damage and deformity to the joints.

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True or False: Having a close family member with psoriasis increases your risk of having psoriasis.

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The correct answer is: Many psoriasis patients have a close family member who also has psoriasis. Healthcare providers will often ask about family history when making a diagnosis. While the exact cause of psoriasis is unknown, it is known that genetics play an important role.

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True or False: Psoriasis is more common in men than in women.

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The correct answer is: Psoriasis affects men and women in roughly equal numbers (though some studies show a slightly greater prevalence among women). However, some research suggests that severe psoriasis is more common in men. There is also evidence that psoriatic arthritis may progress differently in men and women, though the reasons for this are not fully understood.

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True or False: You can have more than one type of psoriasis.

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The correct answer is: It is possible for a person to have more than one type of psoriasis at the same time. For example, some people with plaque psoriasis also have inverse psoriasis in certain areas of the body. Inverse psoriasis causes smooth, bright-red lesions in areas of the body where skin folds against skin, such as the underarms or groin.

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True or False: Psoriasis MUST cover 10 percent or more of the body in order to be categorized as severe.

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The correct answer is: The amount of the body affected by psoriasis is an important factor when determining severity, but it is not the only factor. Psoriasis that covers 10 percent of the body is considered severe. Psoriasis that causes intense symptoms—such as itching and/or pain—and psoriasis that significantly impacts a person’s quality of life may also be categorized as severe.

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True or False: People with psoriasis are at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression, and obesity.

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The correct answer is: People with psoriasis are at an increased risk of numerous other health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression, and obesity. In addition to working with a dermatologist to treat psoriasis, patients should also work with a primary care physician to manage the other important aspects of their health.

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